Latest Floods News

Biden pays tribute to victims of California shootings

Jan. 26, 2023 20:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday honored 18 people killed in two California mass shootings, saying “we have to be there” with the communities that have been forever scarred by gun violence. “Our prayers are with the people of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay,...

Snow, winds cause traffic chaos, power cuts in Slovenia

Jan. 23, 2023 07:14 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A snow storm packing strong winds has wreaked traffic chaos on a key highway and other roads in Slovenia Monday, while leaving parts of the country temporarily without electricity. Officials said the late Sunday snowfall caused over a dozen traffic...

In soaked California, few homeowners have flood insurance

Jan. 21, 2023 00:09 AM EST

ACAMPO, Calif. (AP) — On Sunday morning, Kyle Starks woke up to floodwaters that reached the door of his Jeep after yet another heavy rain storm drenched California. Emergency crews showed up with boats to float Starks and other residents of his rural mobile home park in Acampo to safety. ...

Man's body found in Serbia as Balkans struggles with floods

Jan. 20, 2023 09:10 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A man's body has been pulled from a swollen river in southwestern Serbia and rescuers are searching for another man, state television said Friday, as floods across the Balkans closed down schools, hampered traffic and soaked homes and farmland. The floods...

Serbian TV: 2 missing as rains cause flooding in southwest

Jan. 19, 2023 13:35 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Emergency teams in Serbia Thursday were searching for two people swept away by a swollen river in a southwestern town as floods led to evacuations and emergency measures, state RTS television reported. Heavy rainfall this week across the Balkans has caused...

Storm-battered California gets more wind, rain and snow

Jan. 14, 2023 20:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-battered California got more wind, rain and snow on Saturday, raising flooding concerns, causing power outages and making travel dangerous. Bands of rain with gusty winds started in the north and spread south, with more storms expected to follow into early...

UM leads research into hybrid super reefs to defend coasts

Jan. 14, 2023 03:13 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. military has an idea to save its seaside bases from some of their most relentless foes: flooding, erosion and storm surge. The Defense Department spends billions of dollars to repair hurricane- and flood-related damage to its bases; in 2018, a particularly...

Pakistan premier says UAE extends $2B loan, offers $1B more

Jan. 12, 2023 10:09 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates agreed to extend a $2 billion loan to his country and provide an additional $1 billion as his nation struggles to recover from devastating floods this summer and a dire economic crisis. ...

Pakistani PM reports global pledges of $9.7B in flood aid

Jan. 11, 2023 06:43 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister said Wednesday that several countries and some of the world's institutions have pledged $9.7 billion to help his country rebuild from the summer's catastrophic flood that killed 1,739 people. Premier Shahbaz Sharif said U.N....

AP PHOTOS: Storms lash California with more rain, high surf

Jan. 10, 2023 15:52 PM EST

The latest in a relentless string of California storms is swamping roads, battering coastlines with high surf, turning rivers into gushing flood zones and forcing the evacuation of thousands in towns with histories of deadly mudslides. The storms have also prompted tornado warnings....